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Dixie State University

Dixie State University is a premier open-enrollment teaching institution that offers a great value with 200 academic programs at one of the lowest tuition costs in the Western United States.



When it opened, the institution was called “The St. George Stake Academy.” It offered three years of high school and in 1912 the fourth year was added, allowing students to graduate from high school. In 1914, a year of teacher preparation was added and in 1916 the second year of college courses were begun. As a consequence of those changes, the school’s name was changed to “Dixie Normal College.”


The University was built upon a rich pioneering tradition of sacrifice, determination and generosity that is still embraced by the campus community today. With the motto “active learning. active life.” Dixie State provides personalized and engaged learning experiences under the direction of skilled and devoted faculty and staff and is on the forefront of technology, health education, and entrepreneurship and incorporates cutting-edge learning practices across all disciplines.


All undergraduate students constantly conduct research, using library holdings, laboratory experiments, clinical studies, and interviews with experts to complete the projects their professors assign them each semester.

Dixie State Undergraduate Research, however, encourages students to conduct involved research on single topics over extended periods and then present their findings in formal settings, such as conferences. Typically, the students pursuing these projects work closely with faculty mentors who not only provide their scholarly expertise but also practical advice on preparing and delivering conference presentations.


The Career Center introduces students to employers through Career and Job Fairs, Career Tours, Corporate Night and employer information sessions. Many students work part-time or full-time while attending the University.  Students that are currently working can sign up for Co-op and receive credit for their work experience.  The Career Center offers various forms of assistance to students seeking employment.  Internships are one of the best ways to gain experience and connect with employers.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The Ticket Office provides centralized ticketing sales, distribution and management for events, performances, activities, athletics, and community functions. This is accomplished through competitive pricing and efficient and convenient ticket services.

Housing services

On-campus Housing consists of both Single Student and Family Student Housing living units. Our residence halls are more than just places to sleep, study or store one’s things – they are communities replete with opportunities for residents to make friends and expand horizons. 

When selecting a residence hall, we encourage students to consider factors such as: living-learning communities, location on campus, affordability, and services available to students.

Library services

The Dixie State University Library advances the mission of Dixie State University by encouraging the discovery and creation of knowledge through the provision of high quality resources, services, and programs.

The library is a welcoming destination for the discovery and creation of knowledge, offering expert guidance, valuable resources, state-of-the-art technologies, and a commitment to service.

ICT services

IT Service Center. We offer DSU students, faculty and staff technical support for personal computers (must show DSU ID card). We service both Apple and Windows computers.IT Helpdesk

The Helpdesk is here to meet the technological needs of students, faculty, and staff, and specifically to provide assisitance with Canvas, Dmail, Online Student Services, Trailblazers wireless configuration.

Student Life

Campus life

The Housing and Resident Life department strives to foster a living environment conducive to learning, engagement, and student success. Our on-campus student housing community features a variety of complexes for you to LIVE in. Whether you live in the dormitories or apartments, a shared or private room, you will find interactive live-in staff who are here to assist and help you succeed.

Sports facilities

The mission of Dixie State Athletics is to advance the University’s vision while focusing on the overall well-being of our student-athletes as we prepare and empower each of them for academic and competitive success at Dixie State and beyond.

We are committed to serving and engaging the University and local community while preserving and establishing meaningful and enduring relationships with our stakeholders. We will do so with uncompromising integrity and sportsmanship exceeding the guidance provided by the NCAA and Western Athletic Conference.

Student clubs

Looking to connect with other DSU students with similar interests? At Dixie State University, there’s a club for that! To see which clubs are available and to join one, visit the Dixie Blazer Link site where you’ll find all of the clubs available on campus—and you can start your own!


Dixie State University has been continuously accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1945. DSU’s latest reaffirmation of accreditation was awarded after its comprehensive self-study of 2012.

Saint George, Utah, United States


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